November 30, 2020

Wikimedia Foundation Releases First-Ever Year in Review Video, Reveals Most Read and Edited Wikipedia Entries of 2014

From the Wikimedia Foundation:

In watching the video, you embark on a journey through the world and Wikipedia, revisiting what you read and edited this year. From the FIFA World Cup to the Indian general elections, and the Ice Bucket Challenge to Ebola in West Africa, we follow threads of discovery through Wikipedia’s vast constellation of knowledge, finding opportunities to contribute along the way. We venture from Sochi to outer space in less than three minutes.

Wikipedia is among the most popular sites in the world, but the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is a small non-profit. The video was put together on a shoestring budget, and in less than two months, through the generous collaboration and contributions of Wikimedians and Wikipedia supporters. The Wikimedia Foundation’s storyteller and video producer, Victor Grigas said, “We had to get creative to make this happen, we couldn’t just throw money at it. This video was made with everyday tools: a computer, an internet connection, lots of deep, patient thinking, research and collaboration, and the free content that ordinary people uploaded to Wikipedia.”

Every piece of imagery and video we use was uploaded by you. Wikimedia’s commitment to open access and free information meant we could only use freely licensed photos and videos when producing this video. While the Foundation may have edited the video, contributions came from users around the world.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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